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Throwing at a hitter does not normally hurt them. You throw at their back and it is okay. I have said I do not condone head hunting. Obviously you do not understand baseball if you need to have all of this explained to you and I am not going to waste my time.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Preventing future ugly brawls
You do make some valid points and I agree with some of them. Throwing at someones head is ridiculous and should be punished harshly. However, it needs to be clear intent. Pitchers still need to have the ability to use the inside part of the plate. The first Greinke incident was absurd and I personally believe that Quentin should have been suspended for much longer. I am not totally opposed to some long suspensions (such as the Quentin incident when he charged for no apparent reason and knocked a guy out for a few months) but to group all incidents in together with a zero tolerance policy is the wrong way to go about it.
Intent to injure should be long suspension (Quentin on Greinke, Puig/Greinke pitches to the head) but sometimes things just happen and I 100% disagree with you on the zero tolerance. Mostly I disagree because it is not logical and cannot happen.
Can you cut down on it? Absolutely. Can you get rid of it completely? No. Which is why your ideas to be are just plain illogical.
I feel like your way could easily allow a pitcher to throw at a batters head and claim "it got away" (Clemens/ Piazza ring a bell?) and guess what? The other team can't do anything about it because they don't want to be suspended a month because they decided to "protect my teammate, bro". Now, you could have more intentional head hunting which is truly the most serious danger there is.
You are just grouping all fights into one type. I have seen catchers get run over and not like it and fight. Guys bump, talk a little and then fight. It is part of the sport. To call it a "misguided sense of machismo" is ignorant. Just because people fight and get worked up doesn't mean they think they are tougher then they are or are trying to be the alpha male.
They want to win and they want to protect their teammates. I have worked with, played ball with and been friends with people who have your mentality. And needless to say, you don't trust them if it hits the fans because they won't have your back. You need to protect your own and you clearly do not understand this.
It is part of sports. Hell it is part of life. There is no getting it out of sports. All your ridiculous plans will do is just hurt the teams in the long run. When adrenaline kicks in no one thinks about if they will get in trouble, they worry about protecting their brothers, at all costs.
Like I said, I agree with some of your points but as a whole your argument is very flawed, too emotional and just not a realistic solution to the "problem".
Obviously you have played at least some sport. So, how can you be so opposed to the competition? Fair play? Letting the players decide it and not the umpires?
Sometimes peoples emotions take over. It is one of the greatest things about sports is it isn't scripted. That fight just happened and was pure emotion and intensity. And you want to take all of that away for some random judgement call that could change an entire season. That to me is idiotic.
Yea the DH is ruining baseball and is a joke... Umpires discretion? So now you want umpires to make on the spot decisions that can change an entire season? That is ridiculous. Umpires need to stay out of the way as much as possible and do as little to effect the talent on the field as possible. But apparently you are all for them taking complete control of season changing judgement calls. Ridiculous.
Have you ever played competitive baseball or competitive sports in general (that doesn't include a tv and controller)? Emotions run high and things happen. Trying to police the sport up with your retarded idea will just ruin it more then it already has been.
Oh and anyone who supports the DH in both (or really either league) has lost all credibility with me. Thing is a joke, just like taking away the inside part of the plate, small ballparks, steroids, etc are.
Explain to me how someone throwing at your cleanup hitters head can be proven to be on purpose and warrant a month long suspension? Now you are changing an entire teams season because of what could have been an accident. Your logic is just not realistic.
Throwing at or backing hitters off the plate is the right of the pitcher. The opposing pitcher has the right to defend his guys. It is that simple. Any attempt to get rid of that is just as dumb as the attempt to get the DH in the National League. Stuff like this happen from time to time. It is what it is. Thankfully no one got hurt but it is part of the game. People need to stop being such babies about everything.
You are dumb. You are using the NBA's rule on leaving the bench as an example for baseball. Let's see, NBA is 5 on 5. At best (including coaches, bases loaded and on deck batter) it is 9 to 7 in favor of the defensive team. More then likely you are looking at 9 to 4 (two being coaches). That is why they leave the bench. Their guy is at a severe disadvantage.
Also, what is wrong with someone protecting their guys? So using your logic, a pitcher can throw a fastball at your cleanup hitters head and nothing happens. You can't protect him because if you throw at someone, now you are suspended for a month.
The benches clearing in baseball should and will never go away, just like managers coming onto the field and arguing calls. It is part of the game and people who actually understand and appreciate the game know that.
Nice try though.
Need a defenseman with a fucking slapshot on the PP or at the very least someone with a set of balls to take a god damn shot... unbelievable... The fact that Henrik still gives 100% and hasn't demanded a trade yet shows how truly remarkable he is... this has to be old.. the man deserves better
7 months ago on Rangers 0 , Capitals 1 (OT)
Oh and interleague play was never great. It always sucked and always will. Teams playing different schedules competing for the same playoff spots? Dumb.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Rangers Will Play Two Outdoor Games Next Season
Would have preferred playing at Meadowlands vs the Devils... Would be cool letting them play back near old arena and would be a much crazier crowd/experience.. As a Rangers fan it is nice to basically have two extra home games next year but the Devils team and fans are getting completely screwed on this one.. Their organization will be making money off of it I am sure but kind of ridiculous to be playing a "home" game in the city of your rival... I do hope the NHL changes their minds on this and either makes it a Rangers home game or finds a way to get it at MetLife (obviously would have to push it a little earlier because of SB)... Also think 6 games is ridiculous.. Regardless, let's go Rangers.
@Betweentheworlds That is the shit that needs to be taken out of the game. Slash to the forearm of our goalie and most valuable player. Clear intent to injure. With his history should be at least 1 game. That type of shit leads to one of our guys trying to get revenge and going a little too far and getting a suspension. I hope we play these fucking pansies in the playoffs.
8 months ago on Rangers 1, Penguins 2 (SO)
Nothing on the Cooke slash of Lundqvist? Plays like that should result in fines and suspensions.. that is ridiculous.